From the Co-Chairs: AE Rueppel and Brooke Sandford
As another school year begins to draw to a close, so too does another wonderful PA year…We are grateful to be part of such a strong and dedicated community of parents. To all of you who offered your time, talents, and presence in a myriad of different ways, thank you! Your involvement and support are invaluable and much appreciated.
We would especially like to take this opportunity to thank the PA Board who gave countless hours to ensure that all PA events and tasks ran smoothly. Please consider joining us at the final PA meeting of the school year, Wednesday, May 6, 8:00–9:30 a.m. in the Castle Library to acknowledge their contributions and wish them well. In particular, we offer deep thanks to Patricia Cavanagh, PA Secretary, and Ann McSheffrey, PA Treasurer, who each will be leaving the Board after multiple years of tireless service and wise counsel in their very demanding roles.
It will also be our great pleasure at that meeting to vote in and welcome the new PA Board members for 2015–2016, led ably by Barbara Ito and Polly Maroni, the incoming Co-Chairs. We know we all are in good hands, and that the Nobles community will benefit greatly from their collective efforts next year!
Although there will not be guest speakers at this "transition" meeting, we would be remiss if we did not give a big shout out to the faculty and staff who have graced us with their wisdom and time throughout the year. Thank you, thank you for sharing your insights, and for giving us a better understanding of the deep thought that goes into creating the vibrant place which Nobles is for our children.
On that note, there are many opportunities in May to enjoy events on campus—and the end of a super year! Below are some of the highlights. Enjoy!
* Final Meeting
The final meeting of the PA for this year will be held on Wednesday, May 6 from 8:00–9:30 a.m. in the Castle Library. All are welcome to join for coffee and conversation as we thank outgoing members and introduce the new board!
* Class Traditions…
Parents of Class V will enjoy the annual Solar Car races and the all-school cookout, in addition to Step Up Day! And of course, Class I parents will embrace and enjoy the traditions that mark the end of the year for the class of 2015 and lead up to graduation—including unique Class I events such as “The Way We Were"! Please refer to details in the weekly messages and to the sidebar from the Headmaster’s Office for all of these events.
* Parent Gatherings
Kicking off the month (even before you have had a chance to read the newsletter!) will be the Class I and Class III Parent Spring Socials on May 1. Also, don’t miss the Class II Parent coffee on May 12.
* Performing & Visual Arts
May is in full swing, with opportunities to hear the Nobles Wind, String & Orchestra, the opening of the school musical "Legally Blonde," and the Choral Concert. Additionally, don’t miss our very own student artists’ work at the AP Art Show in Foster Gallery that runs through May 29.
It would not be a sports season without the Nobles-Milton Games May 20 and May 22. Go Dawgs!
Many thanks for allowing us to serve Nobles in our PA roles. It has been an honor and a privilege, not to mention a lot of fun! We wish you all a successful end to the school year, and a fantastic summer break (yes, it will get here!!!).
AE Rueppel and Brooke Sandford